Vineet got very positive comments for his presentation at the KDD 2017 symposium on Causal Modeling. His paper is entitled “Comparison of strategies for scalable causal discovery of latent variable models from mixed data”. (pdf) PMCID UPDATE: The video of the presentation is here.
Neha Abraham, a Pitt undergraduate, is joining the group as a Programmer / Data Analyst. Neha will lead the group’s effort for bioinformatic data analysis and dissemination of methods and results. Welcome aboard Neha!
Andres R Lopez Rivas from University of Puerto Rico, an iBRIC summer student, is joining our group to work on melanoma. Welcome Andres!
Congratulations to Lucas, who was hooded today and became officially Doctor of Philosophy. It was a great trip and we now wish him the best as he continues on his career path. (Here, Takis is standing between Lucas and Silvia, a Comp Bio graduate, whose Thesis Committee he served.)
Ivy presented in a Poster Discussion session in American Thoracic Society annual conference her findings on the causes of FEV1 longitudinal change in COPD patients. Takis also presented a poster with the results on the integration and causal analysis of IPF histopathology patterns. Her poster generated a lot of fruitful discussion